On Tuesday, June 13th, WhyHunger will host its annual Chapin Awards to honor grassroots organizations and artists making a difference in the fight to end hunger and build social justice for all.
This year’s event celebrates two local trailblazers that are nourishing communities and creating change in New York City and beyond.
Honorees include musician and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste, who will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award presented by percussionist, DJ and co-founder of The Roots Questlove, for his commitment to mentoring young musicians and building community. Batiste is known for his signature sounds as an international performer with the band Jon Batiste and Stay Human and is the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. WhyHunger grassroots partner, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, will receive the WhyHunger Chapin Award, presented by Barbara Turk, NYC’s Director of Food Policy, for their innovative food justice work in providing nutritious food with dignity for their clients while combatting the root causes of hunger as one of the largest food access organizations in New York City.
Join the honorees and 300 guests committed to ending hunger and building social justice for a celebration of music, food and grassroots power.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
· 6:00pm Cocktail Hour
· 7:00pm Red Carpet Photos
· 7:30pm Ceremony Begins
· Musical Performance, Jon Batiste and Stay Human
WHERE: The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, NYC
TICKETS & INFO: www.whyhunger.org/awards.